, producers and other stakeholders are to benefit from a series of training seminars to be offered by the Anti-dumping and Subsidies Commission (ADSC) over the next seven months.
The 2018 Trade Remedies Seminar Series, which will get underway on April 26, aim to help industry players to build their capacity to defend and expand their markets locally and overseas, through the use of trade remedies.
These remedies can help to protect local manufactures and producers in Jamaica from the ravages of unfair trade practices.
Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture, and Fisheries, Hon. Karl Samuda, is urging stakeholders to make good use of the sessions which he says will provide new and varied opportunities for in-depth training for the industry to understand and utilise trade remedies.
“Industries should not wait until you are struggling to use these tools on your journey toward competitiveness and prosperity,” he said in a speech read by Chief Technical Director in the Industry Ministry, Courtney Cole.
The speech was delivered at the launch of the seminar series at the Terra Nova All Suite Hotel in Kingston on Friday (March 23).
Mr. Samuda assured that the Government is committed to boosting its trade remedies capacity, noting that this is a vital part of the Government’s strategy for managing Jamaica’s international trade engagement.
The Industry Minister said it is especially important that stakeholders are informed about these trade remedies given the globalised world where trade is not always fair.
He noted that trade remedies help to achieve a level playing field for domestic producers in any World Trade Organization (WTO) member country.